Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1
2012 Springdale - manually override for powerjack?

We just bought a new Springdale 28 with the superslide and we had it in storage for a few weeks. We went to pick it up and the battery is dead. We were told that there was a way to override the power jacks but now we can't find anyone to tell us how! We are charging the battery but it is still a mystery. Can anyone help?
stasiuk121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
Site Team
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fraser Valley BC Canada
Posts: 7,015
There should be a small hole on one side of your RV close to the front landing jacks. This hole is there to allow a long-handled crank to be inserted into the manual override mechanism. Somewhere, there should also be the crank for this purpose.... might be located in a compartment near the front landing jacks. (I assume these are the jacks that you are referring to and not the override for the slide mechanism........)
You might also try plugging in the 12v power cord into your running truck to see if that will provide enough "juice" for you to operate the jacks.
2008 Cougar 5th Wheel 27RKS
2005 2500 GMC Duramax
Festus2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
Philip Saran
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Fullerton, CA
Posts: 63
I just went out and looked at the pwer jack on the front of my 2011
Springdale 266SS.

On mine there are two removable black plugs one on each side that
when removed reveal a bolt, but not anykind of access to manually
use the front jack.

As stated above, plug the 7 pin into your truck and that should give
you enough power to run the jack up or down as needed.

In the future when you store your TT you may need to unhood the
battery wire since there are power eaters in the trailer that will
draw down your battery while in storage (ie. clock, carbon monozide
monitor, or you left a light turned on?).

But all that said, on my car trailer the electric tunge jack has a wrench
to manually crank it up or down.
Phil & Alberta Saran
2011 Keystone Springdale 266SS
2004 Ford F350 diesel 4x4 4 dr
Philip Saran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Florida
Posts: 1,241
Hook it up to the the trucks 7 pin connector and turn the vehicle on. You will get the power you need to operate the tongue jack. For the future you will need to install a battery disconnect switch or unhook the battery before storing. The parasitic load on the battery from monitors will kill the typical deep cycle 12 volt battery quickly.
2006 Keystone Hornet 29RLS (The Cracker Cabana)
2009 F-250 SuperDuty CC 6.8L/4.10 (The Black Pearl)
fla-gypsy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.